Pocket Paper Notebook Showdown & Why Notebooks

http://lifehacker.com/pocket-paper-notebook-showdown-moleskine-vs-field-not-1768558693?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow This is a neat article detailing the difference and similarieties between Moleskine and Field Notebooks.  Essentially Field notebooks are more portable but Moleskine offers more options both in size and construction.  This article detailed a few different kinds of Moleskine notebooks I was unaware of. https://store.moleskine.com/usa/Notebooks/Themed-Notebooks/C4?lang=en-us Passion journals to detail what you are interested […]

Knitting Machines

http://www.woolfestival.com/articles/knittingmachines1.htm “The Passap brand used a different system for making the knit stitches, and is no longer being produced. I have only used Brother knitting machines, so this discussion is geared specifically to Brother, and generally to the Japanese machines. In addition, I have excluded hobby machines, such as the Bond Incredible Sweater Machine, from […]

Lovecraft Collection: Interactive Nightmares Kindle Fire App

Cost: .99 http://www.amazon.com/Lovecraft-Collection-%C2%AE-Volume-1/dp/B00OFRW7RI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1459448829&sr=1-1&keywords=lovecraft+collection Begins with the Beast in the Cave: illustrated by Javier Sahagun I do find the interactive elements to be interesting.  The sounds in the background have immersive qualities until you almost feel that you are in the dark, dank cavern that is being spoken of.  Within the first ten pages several elements […]

The Sonnets by Shakespeare Kindle Fire App

http://www.amazon.com/Socratica-LLC-The-Sonnets-Shakespeare/dp/B004T36AX0?ie=UTF8&keywords=shakespeare&qid=1459447708&ref_=sr_1_4&s=mobile-apps&sr=1-4 I began with the videos and when I clicked on Sonnet 1 to watch I was taken to YouTube on the Silk.  Phrases Like: “Thou that art now the world’s fresh ornament And only herald to the gaudy spring” Are not explained at all, there is no external explanation of any of what Shakespeare […]

Girls, Jews, and Sex

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/198870/girls-jews-sex?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=7b9f5546fe-Wednesday_March_30_20163_30_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-7b9f5546fe-207420957 (Orenstein notes the Photoshopping of higher necklines and sleeves onto girls’ yearbook photos, and lots of girls have stories about how much more frequently girls are punished for their clothing choices than boys are—and girls who are non-white or plus-sized are singled out the most.) “When Rambam talks about modesty, he doesn’t talk about […]